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City of Yorkton News
July 12 to July 18, 2007  

Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Public Notice
City Hall New Summer Hours

Please be advised that summer hours for City Hall
will be as follows:

City Hall – Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
July 3rd to August 31, 2007




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on August 20, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Administrative Assistant

Applications are invited for the position of
(Maternity Leave – One-Year Term)
City Clerk/Human Resources Department

The City of Yorkton is a great place to work and if you enjoy a busy and challenging work environment, we encourage you to apply for a full-time Administrative Assistant (Maternity Leave, one-year term) for the City Clerk/Human Resources Department.

This position entails a wide variety of office and administrative duties.  If you enjoy being involved in what is happening in our organization and community, then this position will interest you.  You will assist with the preparation of the Council file, including correspondence and reports, assisting in research, processing vital statistics reports as well as the various correspondence and projects that may be required by the Human Resources Department.

A high level of confidentiality is inherent with this position.  The successful candidate will have the ability to multi-task, along with possessing excellent organizational, public relation, written and oral communication skills, as well as a typing speed of 50+wpm with proficiency in MS Word applications.  Knowledge of Municipal Government and City operations would be considered an asset.

For further information, please visit Employment.

Please submit your resume by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2007 to:

Human Resource Department
City of Yorkton – Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3
Fax:  306-786-6880

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.




Riverside Terrace Subdivision

Riverside-Terrace-Subdivision Conceptual

Public Offering of Sale - Riverside Terrace Subdivision

The City of Yorkton Department of Planning and Engineering is pleased to introduce a new community to the City.  Riverside Terrace will be a unique community of medium to upper-scale single family residential homes combining a central neighbourhood park with passive and active recreational facilities, access to multi-use recreational pathways along both sides of Yorkton Creek, and easy access to shopping, schools and business services.  Yorkton Creek offers a particularly pleasant natural feature that provides a relaxing rest area from the day-to-day pressures of life. 

This subdivision is designed to provide opportunities for discerning homebuyers to be part of the environmentally responsible philosophy that will govern the neighbourhood character.  Riverside Terrace will introduce and encourage the use of environmentally friendly products and smart growth ideas.  With the co-operation of lot Purchasers, Riverside Terrace will help set the bar for how neighbourhoods can be shaped in a responsive and respectful way by being the first in Yorkton to have homes designed and constructed to meet energy efficiency standards.  To ensure that property values are protected, each lot purchaser will be required to agree to the Architectural Controls & Design Guidelines that will apply to all development within the Subdivision.  Copies of the Architectural Controls & Design Guidelines are available from the City of Yorkton Planning and Engineering Department.

The plan of subdivision has been submitted to the Province for registrations and lots will be available for sale in July.

Planning and Engineering Department - Office located on 2nd Floor, 37 Third Ave. North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan - Telephone 306-786-1709,   Fax 306-786-6880




Notice - Major Intersection Closure

Major intersection (Broadway St. And Gladstone Ave.) Will be under construction beginning on Sunday night (July 15/07) at 11:00 p.m.) And continue until completion, which may take up to two days.  This construction will result in delays and the public is asked to use alternate routes.   We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.   If you have any concerns, please contact Theo at Public Works – phone No. 786-1760.




Street Closure Notice

Please be advised of a scheduled street closure on Broadway Street between Myrtle Avenue to Betts Avenue as well as Agricultural Avenue, south of Broadway to the alley entrance during the Annual Show and Shine car show hosted by the Rolling Thunder Cruisers.    

This closure will be in effect from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 21, 2007.

We apologize for any inconveniences as a result of this closure.

City of Yorkton
Planning & Engineering




Traffic Sign Change

PLEASE NOTE:  The sign on the corner of York Road East and Mayhew Avenue has changed from a yield sign to a STOP sign.




Party in the Park 2007

Spend an evening in the park listening to local entertainers, having a hot dog and a drink and just enjoying being outdoors.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Weinmaster Park – Morrison Drive
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Silver Heights Park – Sunset Drive
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If you are a performer and would like to get involved, give us a call at the Leisure Services office at 786-1750.




Yorkton in Bloom 2007

For the past 11 years the Yorkton In Bloom Committee has promoted the Local Grounds Competition.  This is an exciting program that focuses on beautification of the city.  This initiative was designed to involve the citizens of Yorkton in the challenge of improving the visual appeal of our city, and to compete for local awards.

Categories for the 2007 Local Grounds Competition are as follows
Best Home Grounds (Front Yard)
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard)
Best Mobile Home Grounds
Best Vegetable Garden
Best Apartment Garden
Best Senior Housing Unit
Best Senior Housing Complex
Best Senior Housing Deck/Balcony
Best Industrial Grounds
Best Institutional Grounds
Best Commercial Grounds
Most Improved Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Grounds
Best Residential Street, Avenue, Crescent, Bay, etc.

The Committee is sponsoring a Golden Bloom Award.
Individuals 75 years and older may enter the following categories
Best Home Grounds (Front Yard)
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard)
Best Mobile Home Grounds
Best Vegetable Garden
Best Apartment Garden
Best Senior Housing Unit

The Yorkton & District Horticultural Society will be hosting a Yard & Garden Tour on Friday, August 3, 2007 of the winning entries.  The public is welcome to take part in the tour.

The Yorkton 125 Committee has designated the dwarf sunflower and the sunflower as the Yorkton 125 flower for 2007.  Local residents and businesses are encouraged to plant these flowers in celebration of Yorkton’s 125 years of settlement in 2007.

Deadline for entries is Friday July 20, 2007 at 4:30 p.m.
Judging will take place from July 23 – 25, 2007

Presentation of Awards at the Silver Heights Park Party on August 1, 2007

To register contact Leisure Services at 786-1750




Gallagher Centre Water Park
Summer Program Times

Leisure Swim
Monday to Friday: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Family Swim  
Sunday: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
*  Parents must Accompany Children!
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Arthritis Aquacize  
Monday & Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lane Swim  
Monday to Friday: 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Pre-School (0-2 years)
Child (3-14 years)
Youth (15-17 years)
Adult ( 18+ years)
Family (immediate)
Aquacize Drop-in

Program times subject to change.
For more information on Water Park Programs,
please call 786-1740





S-CAPE 2007

Summer Cultural Arts and Physical Activity Experiences
Sports, games, crafts, special guests, field trips and more

July 3 – August 17, 2007

For children ages 6 – 12

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday to Thursday
9:00 a.m. to NOON
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to NOON

Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Gallagher Centre Flexihall

$2.00 drop-in fee per session or $50.00 for a summer pass

For more information contact our summer programmers
Bret, Cole Jana, or Ashley at:




Walking Tours

The City of Yorkton Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission invites you to take the following two Self-Guided Walking Tours:

  • The Cemetery Walking Tour ($3.00 for the book)
  • The Heritage Property Walking Tour (Free)

Books available at City Hall, Tourism, Western Development Museum and Frameworks on Broadway.